Sutton Valence School A GSG School
- Sutton Valence School
- Head: Mr B Grindlay
- T 01622 845200
- F 01622 844103
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.svs.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 532
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £20,175; Boarding £26,025 - £31,425 pa
- Open days: September, October and May
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Sutton Valence Preparatory School
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Friendly and relaxed atmosphere and solid all-round confidence-building credentials. Its idyllic setting and enviable sports and other facilities make it a popular alternative to more academically demanding senior schools in the south east. Can suffer perhaps from being labelled the...
What the school says...
Pupils have been inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Sutton Valence School since 1576. One of our greatest strengths is the relationship we foster between all of our community: staff, pupils and their families. By maintaining this triangle of communication between the School, the pupil and the parents we are able to achieve so much more for the children and to support them in exceeding their potential.
We offer a broad, challenging curriculum, flexibly delivered to suit the needs of all pupils, which is enriched by an outstanding range of co-curricular activities. The combination of outstanding teaching and consistent effort by our pupils brings enviable results; Top 10% of schools for value added at A Level. ...Read more
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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Home Economics: Food at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)
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What The Good Schools Guide saysFriendly and relaxed atmosphere and solid all-round confidence-building credentials. Its idyllic setting and enviable sports and other facilities make it a popular alternative to more academically demanding senior schools in the south east. Can suffer perhaps from being labelled the non-academic alternative. 'That old chestnut,' says one parent. 'Obviously needs to market itself better. Put all...
Since 2009, Mr Bruce Grindlay MA Cantab (organ scholar) MusB FRCO (mid-40s). Came from Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham where he was director of music for eight years. Previously boarding housemaster and head of chapel music at Bedford School. Came in with desire to up the ante on discipline and academics and has succeeded in taking pupils and parents with him. Parents find him calm, personable and articulate, with his nose to the ground and swift to take action when needed.
Special Education Needs
The whole staff are very accustomed to teaching pupils with mild dyslexia. Support and special lessons are provided as needed by a small Special Needs Department of qualified specialists. Communication between this department and mainstream teaching is good, and it is happily accepted that children sometimes develop an especial confidence in Special Needs Staff. Nov 09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|